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epic on-court meltdown after he disagrees with the call. time for your brew on the question of the day responses. we asked you about this: parents trying to take over a school in southern california because they say they're not happy with the teachers or administrators there. >> we wanted to know if you thought this was good or bad for the students. one viewer says be careful what you ask for. >> meghan says a kids' education depends on the educators and parents. >> sleepy 177 tweets the kids are just a number to the school district but the parents would have the best interest of the kids in mind. before we go we want to welcome the newest member of the fox family, simon joy kelly, the new baby of ian kelly, born on saturday, january 12, a healthy 8 pounds and 4
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ounces. >> you might think daddy ian would be sleeping now but of course he's going to be up with the new baby. everybody have a great day. "fox & friends" starts now. >>gretchen: good morning. today is thursday, january 17. i'm gretchen carlson. thanks for sharing your time today. americans held hostage by a one-eyed islamist jihaddist. the word this morning dozens of hostages just made a break for it. all right. >>steve: it was one of the most heartbreaking and inspirational stories we heard. a college football star overcoming the death of his grandmother and girlfriend who both died on the same day. as it turns out, the girlfriend never existed. she was a hoax. this story is going to have you talking all day. was the player in on it? we're going to tell you what we know. >>brian: honey, they shrunk the foot-long.
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stingy subway workers caught serving subs that aren't exactly what you paid for. they were under a foot long but were sold as foot long. >>gretchen: welcome to the real world. >>brian: and welcome to "fox & friends." >>gretchen: wow! prince is here today? >>brian: you got your question and answer, how do you get to work? i take that little red corvette. a seventh-generation corvette completely redone. there you see one back from the day. it's interesting, the seventh-generation corvette i read only has two parts from the sixth generation
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corvette. it is completely redone from the ground up. >>gretchen: that old-fashioned one reminds me when my mom and dad went on their honeymoon they drove from minnesota to new orleans in a corvette. and it probably looked like that one. it was 53 years ago. >>brian: gretchen, you didn't need proof of that story that you met your mother and father and they really exist unlike the current story raging throughout the sports world. an outstanding linebacker, when he chose tphe troe dame -- notre dame they were led to a national story. that's when the story was simple. we thought he had personal tragedy during the year when his grandmother passed away within hours of his girlfriend passing away whose last wish evidently was that he play his game and not go to her funeral.
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sad story, incredible story, especially when he finishes with 12 tackles and leads the fighting irish to i believe a 20-3 win over michigan state to remain undefeated. the world watched and wondered would this be the mighty fighting irish and another great story in the shadow of newt rockney. >>steve: but the story is not true. he reportedly thought that was the girl he met in stanford in 2009 -plt the stories are out there -- >>brian: i got to stop you there. he didn't meet a girl in stanford. he claimed to have met a girl in stanford. >>steve: exactly. he met this girl back in 2009. they met in hawaii a couple of times. they talked on the phone every night. then sadly he found out that she was in a car accident. while she was in the car accident they discovered she had leukemia and dyed
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the same day as his -- and dyed the same day as his grandma. dead spin looked into this and found out nobody died that day. there was no record by the social security administration of that person. we called stanford. they never had a young girl by the name -- >>gretchen: not only that. she was never born. there is no record of this woman having a birth certificate. my question is: who's that woman in the picture? >>brian: that is a friend of someone who is a friend of manti. >>gretchen: there is this guy friend of the football player who apparently contacted that woman who is really not lennai and said will you send me a picture with these words on it to go up on facebook for a particular reason. she didn't know what it was for. apparently it was for something related to this particular scheme and scam.
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you got to wonder through all this publicity of losing grandmother and girlfriend in the same day last fall, "sports illustrated" was doing on this, espn was doing stories on this. every single news outlet was doing stories on this. and weren't they showing that woman's picture? wouldn't somebody have said at the time that's not lennai. that's actually so and so. i cannot believe it took this long for this story to start unraveling. >>brian: it was december 26 when evidently he claims he got a call from an awards show from the same number his girlfriend used who passed away but never existed. he gets this call and tells the athletic director and the investigation begins. he said i was taken advantage of. i had an on-line relationship that felt real. at the very least he met her in stanford in 2009. >>gretchen: his father might be in on this
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according to what i'm reading. he said that he -- from what i'm reading in this article, he said he met her in hawaii. that she came to visit. >>brian: they first met at stanford. >>gretchen: i'm sighing the father. the -- i'm saying the father. >>steve: those are some of the original stories. as the heisman campaign starts going, the father said they never did meet in person. it was all on-line. last night -- it's interesting. have you heard of the tv show "catfish" on mtv? this is the show right here. what the object is, is you create these fantastic on-line profiles that are fake, and you try to duet somebody to fall in love with you. and so notre dame is saying that they believe -- and they've hired some investigators -- that this linebacker was pranked and hoaxed, and it was based on
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"catfish." here's the sound bite, last night, 8:00 p.m., the athletic director from notre dame. >> i would refer all of you if you're not familiar with it, the documentary called "catfish" the mtv show, a derivative of that documentary and the things you'll find on-line about catfish and cat fishing, every single about this until that day in december was real to manti, no belief it might not be. the pain was real, the affection was real, the grief was real. and that's the nature of this sad, cruel game. >>steve: so now the big question is: if it was a hoax, was the notre dame football player in on it?
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was he in on it or was he simply the un -- you know the unwilling victim of cat fishing? this is a story people are going to be talking about all day. >>brian: we still can't figure it out but we'll go over it with you. we have another element you're not going to believe. let's move on and talk about what the president dominated the news with until this story with and that was gun control. he came out with 23 executive orders yesterday and said these will go into action right away. he said i've got other proposals too and i want congress to pass it right away. stone silence from congress including democrats like majority leader harry reid. a lot of things in there are not that controversial. some of the stuff is going to be a hard row, tough sledding. he wants the assault weapons back. he wants under seven bullets in any gun. military-style weapons banned. that's just the beginning. >>gretchen: he also talks about health professionals. he reminds people that in obamacare doctors can ask
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questions about whether or not there are firearms in your home. there are mental health initiative as part of these 23 things. one thing that critics pointed out that's missing is there doesn't appear to be anything about hollywood's role in any of this with regard to violent video games. a lot of people are saying hollywood tends to be a friend of president obama, so could that be why that's missing in this. >>steve: you look at the town with the biggest gun problems now is chicago. a big magazine has nothing to do with handguns, the number-one killer in chicago. the assault weapons has nothing to do with handguns. not only that, senator marco rubio says it simply will not work because criminals always figure a way to get a gun in their hands. >> not just chicago. washington, d.c. had a very similar gun ban and it didn't work. violent crime and murder skyrocketed in washington during the time of those
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bans. i'm a concealed weapons permit holder in florida. that means i had to have a background check, be finger printed, take a gun safety course. >> you don't object to any of that? >> no. >> you don't object to registering the gun, you don't object to a background check on you? you think that's good? >> that's the law in florida. we have 1020 life. if a crime is committed in possession of a life it's a mandatory 10 years, if you pull out the gun a mandatory 20 years. these criminals are in jail. >>steve: senator rubio will be kwroeupbg -- joining us. >>brian: a terror group is holding at least a dozen people hostage including seven americans. >> here's what the latest is. the algerian army is surrounding a gas facility where hostages are being
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held. the terrorists say that the attack and the kidnapping is in revenge for french intervention in the country of mali. overnight the algerian government has been in talks with both united states and france, and we understand that the algerian government is now talking to tribal leaders that apparently do have ties to the terrorists. here's how the thing went down. there was a bus carrying american, british, norwegian french and japanese workers. that bus was ambushed by two armed men and two people were killed. they took off to the gas field and the total number of hostages remains unclear but reports say it ranges from 15 to 40, including 7 americans. >> they are a threat. they are a threat to our country. they are a threat to the world. and wherever they locate and try to establish a base for operations, i think that constitutes a threat that all of us have to be
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concerned about. >> the u.s. government is also calling this a terror attack. and this is the guy believed to be behind it all. his name is moqtar, a one-eyed veteran jihaddist with ties to al qaeda. he was apparently kicked out of the network because they say he was more interested in raising money than helping jihad. he earned the anymore neighboring the marlboro man. he also made millions of dollars from doing kidnappings of westerners and holding them ransom but he was not on a terror watch list. the u.s. and france are in talks with the government to decide if an international force should be sent in. a lot happening overnight and we'll continue to follow it. >>gretchen: now to the other stories making headlines now. a u.s. navy mine sweeper has run aground in the philippines. at this hour it is still stuck. 81 crew members are on the
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u.s.s. guardian. they were on their way to the next port of call. no one is hurt. >> he is set to become the president's new chief of staff. fox news confirming dennis mcdunna will get the post. mcdonough replaces jack lew who has been nominated as treasury secretary. >>steve: president obama unveiled his big gun plan, but our next guest says he's hitting the wrong target. he would know. he's been in charge of enforcing gun laws before. >>brian: that is an owner stuck on ice. what his dog does next will [ female announcer ] caltrate's done even more to move us.
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>> while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil, if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there is even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try. >>steve: our next guest says the president's first attempt at gun control is a big misfire, and he should know. jeffrey scott shapiro is a former prosecutor in washington, d.c. he saw the fallout from washington's total gun ban firsthand. good morning to you, jeffrey. nice to have you. >> thank you. good morning. >>steve: back in 1976 in the district of columbia, they instituted a
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zero-tolerance policy on guns. nobody in d.c., aside from cops, could have guns. and what happened to the crime rate? >> ironically the crime rate actually increased. i think what it did was emboldened criminals because they knew people were defenseless and they were powerless to defend themselves, so it actually gave criminals more confidence they could commit home invasions or robberies and burglaries and the crime increased significantly. >>steve: the gun ban did backfire? >> it did backfire. it is unfortunate because i usually believe the simplest answer is the right one. usually is. you would think if you started to confiscate firearms it would reduce gun violence. but in this particular case ironically the opposite effect occurred. >>steve: the people affected the most were law-abiding citizens? the people who didn't have guns suddenly were faced with the bad guys who had guns that they brought in from across the district line or the black market, which was thriving back
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then. >> sure. you have to remember that criminals who are predisposeed to break the law any way are going to get their hands on illegal guns like illegal drugs. it's law-abiding citizens like you and me that want to comply the law say this is against the law, i guess i can't have a gun now. it doesn't stop criminals. it stops people like us. >>steve: it's not the guys at the gun show you have to worry about or the n.r.a. members or the tea party members, you have written. it's the crooks. if they want to do something bad, they're going to figure a way to get a gun. >> it's interesting because i never considered myself part of that crowd in any way. i'm not a firearms guy in any way. but when you look at all the killings being committed, whether the drive-by shootings in compton or watts or places like harlem or look at school shootings at places like sandy hook or columbine, none of these people are people that go to gun shows. you never hear about those
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people committing killings. maybe everyone has to calm down on this issue and take a moment to breathe. >>steve: before you go, i think to combat what happened, for instance, in sandy hook is the same thing the n.r.a. said and the president himself yesterday said we need more money for people with guns in schools? >> we've got a problem. we've got to address it. and we're going to have to pay for it a little bit. if that means emboldening law enforcement with more funds, we've got to do that. >>steve: jeffrey scott shapiro, former d.c. prosecutor. thank you for your unique perspective. >> thank you very much. >>steve: what do you think about that? spha*el -- e-mail us. is the government doing enough to help our wounded warriors find work? our next guest says no but he has a plan to fix all that. honey, they shrunk the sub. subway coming up short.
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>>steve: now time for some headlines. nearly six months after the midnight movie massacre in aurora, colorado, it's opening day. the century cinemark theater will reopen after months of remodeling. it's official next wednesday secretary of state clinton will testify before the senate foreign relations committee, and the house foreign affairs committee on the benghazi terror attack on september 11. the very next day the confirmation hearing will begin for her possible replacement, senator john kerry.
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brian? >>brian: one of the most patriotic organizations in our nation making it their business to find jobs for our veterans every day who are wounded in battle. now they are calling on the government to do the same thing. lieutenant general, what is the government not doing that you are? >> i think right now one of the major problems is that the government and the public sector and private sectors are not reintegrating our disabled veterans back into local communities. they have a large role to play, both the veterans affairs, as well as the department of labor. i was in d.c. here the last couple of days. we've been working with them to help fill that gap. >>brian: in what way? it's hard enough getting jobs right now in this economy. veterans' unemployment is a little bit higher than the national rate. then you have people who are dealing with some type of wound as they try to get back into the workforce. do we have to curry the
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jobs towards their skills? >> no, i don't think so. i think these disabled veterans bring lots of skills and leadership skills as well as the breadth and depth of experience they had in the services back to local communities. what has occurred is the u.s. army in 2007 asked the national organization on disabilities to help develop a solution to this problem, and they created three locations in north carolina, texas and colorado to work very closely with these stabled veterans. it was one on one with other veterans working with veterans, primarily disabled with disabled, very career-intensive veterans centric and focused on transitioning them back into civil society. the success rate has been over 70% of those veterans after 18 months have a job or they're in some sort of educational environment to include vocational training. it's been very successful. >>brian: general, what can the government do? specifically, where would the funds go? >> the funds really, we're
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not looking for that many public dollars. it only costs $3,500 per veteran per year to put them through this program. we have thousands of wounded warrior programs throughout the country. we think there needs to be a public-private partnership in reintegrating these veterans back into our communities. what we would like to happen is to, for the government to advertise our model and that it be adopted and adapted to the local communities. they figure out with veterans organizations and others on how to make it work inside their communities. we'll work with them very closely. >>brian: do you have a site people can go? >> nod.org. our chairman governor tom ridge is taupe talk to anyone any time about this program. >>brian: thank you for your service, what you did especially in afghanistan leading that invasion. lieutenant haggenbeck,
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thank you for joining us. next, if criminals want guns we'll get one. for proof, we'll go to jails and ask the inmates where they got their guns to begin with. then the little red corvette is turning 60 and the brand-new one here on the plaza. first, happy birthday to kid rock. kid rock. he's 42 years old. [ ryon ] eating shrimp at red lobster is a fantastic experience. 30 shrimp for $11.99. i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp, and it tastes really good! [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's 30 shrimp for just $11.99! choose any two of five savory shrimp selections, like mango jalapeño shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. two delicious shrimp selections on one plate! all with salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. 30 shrimp, just $11.99 for a limited time.
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>> a lot of people are wondering how oprah got lance to open up. did you see the promo? look. >> we agreed there are no conditions on this interview and this would be an open field, so here we go. you didn't know you were taking a performance-enhancing drug? >> lance armstrong. >>gretchen: i'm surprised she didn't water board him. >>steve: she's tough. >>brian: they got two parts tonight. lance armstrong said stop jumping to conclusions. i just want everyone to watch and see if their
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questions will go away. >>steve: two days ago this was the biggest story but now the crazy story with the linebacker, everybody is talking about that. >>gretchen: they both have the common theme which is making stuff up allegedly. you've got to wonder where we are in our culture that that's the kind of behavior people believe they have to do. >>brian: you know what got pushed aside? i believe the debt ceiling. we're still talking about the tphe -- notre dame linebacker and lance armstrong. a woman and her boyfriend triggered an avalanche on a mountain. lloyd getting trapped under the snow but her boyfriend able to find her and dig her out. lloyd said it was like having a little nap and treads her training and e-- and credits her training and equipment for her rescue. >> had a small pocket of air i created with my arm,
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and i decided the best situation for me is to meditate and breathe really slowly. >>brian: another skier helped bring her down the mountain. malloy was treated for profit bite and is expected -- was treated for frostbite and is expected to be okay. >>gretchen: a new treatment for the flu. researchers say it is faster and easier to control. it's approved for adults ages 18 to 49 an can help the protect against three strains of the flu. >>steve: a hunter crashes through the ice on the colorado river. but his side the entire time, his loyal dog. the pup waited and watched for half an hour while his owner clung on to the ice for his life in the 14-degree water.
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hunters who were called nearby for help and tried to wave the dog off the ice. fire fighters pulled the guy from the water. he was treated for hyper they remember i can't. both -- for hyperthermia. the man and his best friend are okay. >>brian: would your dog have saved you? i think my dog would have. i'm going to go with yes. why is that funny, chris? honey, they shrunk the foot long. stingy subway workers got preparing subs that aren't what you paid for. an australian man decided to measure his favorite meal and found it fell short about a full inch. he posted the picture on subway's facebook page igniting outrage. so far subway is mum on the situation. can you blame them? >>steve: maybe it's a short month. the government's gun proposal focuses on legal gun purchases but says nothing about criminals who generally get weapons
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illegally. so our guest went inside a jail to ask their inmates where they got their guns. >> background checks are designed to stop what are called prohibited possess source. that includes illegal immigrants, those adjudicated mentally ill and felons, who we call criminals because they do not follow the law. maricopa county jail. is it hard for a person with a record to get a gun? >> no. >> while washington debates background checks for law abiding gun owners where do criminals get theirs? >> people usually go through other people to buy it. >> 95% are crime guns. >> a survey found 40% get their guns off the street. 40% from friends and family. 4% from pawnshops. 1% from flea markets and gun shows. we asked these inmates incarcerated primarily for robbery and burglary if
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guns deter crimes. >> ever try to do something bad or whatever, get away with something, obviously you're not did go to choose somebody who has a gun. >> you don't have to have a permit to conceal a weapon which is scary. you should probably think twice before you approach anybody. >> in 2008 a memphis newspaper published a gun owner data base. following that burglaries increased in zip codes with fewer guns and fell where criminals believed homeowners to be armed. >> if you knew a homeowner to be armed, would you avoid that house? >> absolutely. absolutely. >> you better believe i'm going to pick the guy who doesn't have a gun in his household as opposed to the guy who is armed. i mean, to me, petty cash is not worth the risk of dying. >> two things we know about felons. 84% used a gun to commit their crime and 67%, according to the department of justice, will recommit another within three years. and for many, a violent crime but preferably they
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say against someone who does not own a gun. >>gretchen: william, thanks so much. you don't hear this very often. we're expecting heavy snow down in the southern part of the united states. it's been kind of weird the last month, has it not? >> that is a good meteorological term. been weird. you match the radar in mississippi. they will see some snow across the south, but to get one to four inches across mississippi, that's a rare event. that doesn't happen very often. look at the radar lighting up across much of the state of mississippi, already an inch, a little bit or more across jackson. we've got reports of accidents. people are urged to stay off the road ways. if you head more north, a rain event across the mid-atlantic. that is going to change as cold air gets pulled sourgtd war. one to four inches across
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dixie. circumstance to -- 6 to 12 inches across the mountainous regions. 34 in nashville. one to three inches across dixie. as we get towards the mid-atlantic and the appalachians, up to a foot of snow. some areas are getting more snow in mississippi than chicago this year. incredible. >>gretchen: janice, thanks for the update. let's now go outside. i'm very jealous because the guys are going to be scooting off in some hot car. >> we're probably going to give one away to one of us. 60 years ago around the corner from this studio at the waldorf astoria general motors unveiled the first investigative had i corvette. >>steve: a couple of days ago they unveiled the
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latest member of the corvette family in detroit. joining us with american sports cars of yesterday and today is corvette chief executive engineer. good morning to you. this is a car, let's look at it. the owner has been offered $5 million for it. >> this is the exact car that was shown 60 years ago. collecting corvettes is a hobby for some folks. we're actually offering the very first of the next generation cars at bear auction this saturday. we expect collectors to step up and probably buy that piece of history. >>steve: i'm sorry about brian honking the horn here at the front. let's take a look at the new car. this is completely redesigned. it's the seventh-generation corvette. it only has two parts borrowed from the sixth generation? >> correct. this is the seventh redesign. we really did it, everything completely over again. we used the latest material, so it's aluminum,
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magnesium, carbon fiber. >>steve: the only two shared parts from the earlier one was the roof latch and air filter. >> that's it. everything else is done completely differently with the latest material. this is the fastest standard corvette we've made. we're calling it the corvette sting ray because it's got such great looks, such great technology. it is the most fuel-efficient corvette we've made. >>brian: what do you think the attraction is? is it all the speed, how it's built? is there something that will always define what a corvette is? >> two sets, great performance. this car has great luggage room. you can drive it across country. very comfortable. kind of that appeal of the open road. >>brian: if you have this car and you're a single guy, will you always get the girl? >> and if you're a girl, you'll always get the guys. >>steve: what about somebody like me always looking for a mid life
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crisis car? >> it's good for any stage in life. my father has one. he loves it. >>steve: if you do not take more than two people anywhere, this is the car you need. >>brian: this is the best. to find out either one of us will get the car, that is a wonderful surprise. >> it is a surprise to me. >> tadge juechter, the guy who does the engineering and design of the corvette, thank you very much. >>gretchen: good job out there. it's a story everyone is talking about, the manti taye i don't -- teo. was he in love with a woman he never met and was he in on the hoax? dr. keith ablow psychiatrist coming up. tired of taking your luggage to your business meeting? wish you could bypass the
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sounds good to me. >>gretchen: thank you, brian. did you see this -- did you call me people? >>steve: he was referring to both of us. >>gretchen: that's okay. i answer to almost anything. did you see this last night? senator marco rubio says the president's gun control proposal is proof that he does not believe in the second amendment? >> i think the president doesn't have the guts to admit it, does not believe in the second amendment although he states he is. if he doesn't want the second amendment to be in the constitution or wants to reform the second amendment, have the guts to admit that. >>gretchen: part of the people group, judge andrew napolitano. >> can i say that senator rubio has the political courage, in my view, to put his finger right directly on the problem that we confront. >>gretchen: which is? >> i applaud him and agree with him. which is that the president of the united states, the vice president of the united states, their entire
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administration, the people that brought us obamacare, do not believe in parts of the constitution. they don't believe in the 10th amendment that reserves power to the states and they don't believe in the second amendment that guarantees us the right to keep and bear arms. and they will do everything they can to wear away at those parts of the constitution with which they disagree. remember when they started their jobs, they took an oath to uphold a constitution, all of it, whether they agree with it or not. >>gretchen: some people would say that is an extremist point of view, that the president of the united states does not believe in the second amendment and actually wants to abolish it or get rid of it. how do you defend yourself on that? >> he signed 23 executive orders with children as props, another issue for another time, the propriety and wisdom of that. each one of those enhances the authority of people in the government who work for him to intrude into the privacy rights of people who keep and bear arms.
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we saw a massive intrusion into those privacy rights three weeks ago when a crazy newspaper publisher north of new york city decided to publish the names and addresses of people who lawfully are authorized to own guns. the president yesterday, among the many executive orders he signed, signed one saying nothing in the health care law shall prevent physicians from asking their patients if they own guns. what business is it of a physician if a patient owns a gun? why should the president be getting involved in this? when he says nothing shall prohibit, the next step is physicians shall ask and report. remember, whatever physicians say in this modern obamacare issue, the government gets to hear about. >>gretchen: what if the patient, though, has mental illness? >> it is not the job of a physician to decide whether his or her patient is
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qualified to own a gun. a lot of people have mental illnesses. not all mental illnesses are gun disqualifying. not all mental illnesses are obvious. not all people go to physicians for mental illnesses. back to senator rubio, does the president dislike the second amendment so much that he wants to deputize physicians to put their noses in their patients' businesses about how they protect themselves? all of this is an example of an administration determined to infringe upon the right to keep and bear arms. that's why this great national debate that we're having, the country's ablaze with debate about firearms. we cannot let them do that. >>gretchen: amazing and interesting discussion. judge andrew napolitano, always great to see you. >> thank you. where's brian and his people? >>gretchen: i don't know. the story everyone is talking about, the manti te'o hoax.
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>>gretchen: welcome back. was it a sick prank or elaborate hoax? last september after winning a crucial game, notre dame football star manti te'o talked to espn about the loss of his grandmother and girlfriend days before the game. >> losing your grandmother and your girlfriend, how would you describe your emotions tonight? >> they were with me. i couldn't do without them, i couldn't do it without the support of my family and my girlfriend's family. >>brian: it turns out that girlfriend was a fake, her death a hoax, her birth
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a hoax. what causes people to pull these sick pranks, if it is indeed a prank unless he was in on it. doctor, what do you make of this from what you know right now? >> look, first, the cultural. we're at a point in our culture where truth is up for grabs and people are not only doing this with elaborate hoaxes like this, but they're doing it with themselves. they are doctoring their facebook profiles, creating avatars of themselves. this is an extreme of that phenomenon. notre dame says perhaps he's victim of cat fishing. catfish was a movie and now an mtv series where people try to get other people whom they met on-line to fall in love with them even though they never met. >>steve: look, this is the way such things bleed into our society and into
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our psyche. when you don't have grounding and reality, you're vulnerable to falling in love with an illusion. in this case the illusion lasts years. this is either a football player who is quite disordered and needs help in any case, tremendous help, or he's in on it, in which case he's quite disordered. >>gretchen: what do you think? >> either way he ends up in my office. >>gretchen: what do you think? >> my guess is there is no way, that this would be the rarest of individuals we've ever met on the planet. and so the better explanation, the better explanation from a forensic-psychiatric point of view -- i'm not saying this is the accurate explanation. but the better one right now would be he's in on it. because to presume you never go meet your girlfriend for years, that you fall in love, that you say her family is sustaining me through this, that you don't say before we start putting this on he
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espn and all, i never met her. >>steve: you're not the only one who thinks he's in on it. dr. keith, thank you for joining us today from boston. he's going to make a statement today. >> at least he's the one who is going to make the statement. >>steve: thank you, doctor. ray kellys next, top of the hour. ♪ just one bite opens a world of delight... ♪ ♪ a flavor paradise of delicious fishes ♪ ♪ friskies seafood sensations. ♪ feed the senses. i've been fortunate to win on golf's biggest stages. but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic arthritis hit, even the smallest things became difficult. i finally understood what serious joint pain is like. i talked to my rheumatologist and he prescribed enbrel. enbrel can help relieve pain, stiffness,
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>> gretchen: good morning, everybody. today is thursday, january 17. i'm gretchen carlson. i hope you have a great day. the story changing every single second. brand-new reports, some of the hostages being held by a one-eyed terrorist, that they've just escaped. we're all over this developing story. live for you coming up. >> brian: if you dare question president obama's gun proposal, you must be doing it for ratings? >> there will be pundits and politicians and special interest lobbyists, warning of an assault on liberty because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings. >> brian: really? is the president right? we report. you decide. you tweet back. we answer. >> steve: meanwhile, it's a
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story everybody is buzzing about on this thursday morning. notre dame football player involved in an unbelievable hoax. his girlfriend of three years who died of cancer as it turns out, never existed. so was he in on it or wasn't victim of catfishing? "fox & friends" hour two for tuesday commences immediately. >> gretchen: good morning, everybody. we have a big show coming up today. check out our guest list. we have nypd, new york police department commissioner ray kelly who is going to be stopping by to tell us about something new that they're trying here in new york with regard to prescription drug abuse and it's really running rampant and he has a new plan he's going to unveil today. >> steve: john stossel will talk about texas versus california, believe it or not. michelle malkin joins us as she
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does every thursday. >> brian: senator marco rubio might be teaming up with a guy he might be teaming up with, paul ryan, about immigration reform. he'll talk about that and so much more, including some gun reform executive orders the president put forward. and jack hannah will be here with wild animals. we'll try to tame him. >> gretchen: you buried the least. one of the last times jack was here, we almost all died. >> brian: right. but thankfully, i was able to handle the killer snake while jack hannah ran for the hills. >> steve: those were the days. >> gretchen: i hope he have that video. let's get that racked up. now a fox news alert. >> steve: break news out of algeria. news that 20 hostages being held bay terror group have escaped, including a number of americans. how many americans and what do we know? heather has the latest from the news room. >> good morning. we are learning a lot of new information right now. it's breaking. so i'm going to keep looking at my computer. the associated press is now
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reporting that perhaps as many as 20 hostages have escaped from that gas facility. it's believed that 40 total were being held, including some americans have apparently escaped from this facility. jennifer griffin reporting from the pentagon that some americans have escaped and the u.s. government is confirming this, saying that those americans have apparently called home to their families. but the state department is still trying to figure out where all the americans are because not all of them may have escaped. we also know this, that the algerian army was surrounded the gas facility and what role the algerian army may have had. we don't know yet. butever every griffin saying special force were sent overnight to assist in this. we expect to hear more as it goes on. a few minutes ago, we hard from a spokesperson for the british prime minister who said that the
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hostage attack showed signs of considerable degree of preplanning and the u.s. government taking this a step further, calling this a terrorist attack. here is how it all went down. there was a bus that was carrying american british norwegian, french, and japanese workers. that was ambushed by armed men yesterday and at least two people were killed. listen to this right here. >> administration takes this very seriously and they have indeed been reviewing areas where assistance can be provided and i'm confident that we're going to be able to provide that assistance. >> the guy believed to be behind it all is this one right here. he's a one-eyed veteran jihaddist with a long tie to al-qaeda. he was apparently kicked out of a terror network because they say he was more interested in making money than he was in jihad. he started his own terror group and then earned the nickname, the marlboro man.
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apparently he smuggled cigarettes and drugs and made millions of dollars doing that and also kidnapping westerners and then holding them for ransom. but he was not on any terror watch list. right now the u.s. and france are in talks with the algerian government to decide what kind of international force, if any, should be sent in there. again, the headline coming out of all of this is some americans have escaped. we don't know yet how many. apparently these americans have called home to their families. so good news coming out of their there. >> gretchen: what a relief. heather, we'll check back in as it continues to develop. now the other stories making headlines. u.s. navy mine sweeper has run aground on a reef in the sea in the philippines and at this hour action it is still stuck. 81 crew members are on the uss guardian. they were on their way to their next port of call. no one is hurt and the ship does not appear to be leaking any fuel. he is set to become the president's new chief of staff. fox news confirming dennis
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mcdonough will dependent the post. the decision comes as the president faces criticism for a lack of diversity in his new cabinet picks because they're all white men. he replaces jack lew who has been nominated for secretary of the treasury, replacing tim geithner. it's official. next wednesday secretary of state hillary clinton testifies before the senate foreign affairs committee on the benghazi terrorist attack. in the afternoon she'll testify before the house foreign affairs committee. without further ado, confirmation hearings will begin for possible replacement, senator john kerry. that will be the very next day on the 24th. remember in "clueless" when cher called someone a full on monet? i thought it was full monty. from far away, it's okay. but up close, it's a big mess. turns out there is a word for that. here are some other words you may have always wished you had in your back pocket. the panic you feel when you're
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about so to introduce somebody but forgot their name, tartle. and ever wanted a quicker way to say the day after tomorrow, that's zeg. and that feeling you get when you don't want someone to do something for you because it would be a pain for them in thai you would call them grengjai. that weird noise you make when you bite a spicy pizza. in ghana, fulenti, means to move hot food around in your mouth. >> brian: i'll try to add that into my everyday verbiage. good news, bad news story. good news, the girlfriend is not dead. the bad news is, the story we thought about her and the being the girlfriend of manti te'o is also not true because she's not alive. he played the game even though
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his grandmother passed away, which is true. and his girlfriend passed away within six hours of each other. it was a story in which sports illustrated picked up. became world wide news where he played with such anguish and played so well with 12 tackles as the fighting irish beat michigan state and then played against michigan the following week. little did we know, none of what i just said was true, except for the fact that i'm saying what i now know is true, that that wasn't true. pick up the story, i dare you! >> steve: the picture we are showing folks is the picture that he believed was the girl who he had a three-year relationship with. she was the love of his life, he says. it's interesting, in his stories about her, he talks about having their stares got tangled when they met at the stanford game. >> brian: 2009. >> steve: yeah. every once in in a while, she would travel to hawaii to visit. her father called her when she
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left the hospital after a car accident where they discovered she had leukemia. as it turns out there, wasn't leukemia. there was no car accident. she did not exist. what notre dame said last night was they think that he was the victim of a horrible prank and that was inspired by the believe called "catfish," now it's an mtv show and people on-line, they try to get people to fall in love with them even though they never met. at least that's what the notre dame athletic director said last night. watch this. >> if you're not already familiar with it, with both the documentary called "catfish," the mtv show, which is a derivative of that documentary, and the sort of associated things you'll find on-line and otherwise about catfish or catfishing, every single thing
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about this until that day in the first week of december was real to mantei. there was no suspicion that it wasn't, no belief that it might not be. so the pain was repeat the grief was real much the affection was real. and that's the nature of this sad, cruel game. >> gretchen: except that a lot of that still doesn't add up. if you've been dating somebody for three years but never actually met them, you know, something about that is not exactly right. by the way, she's beautiful girl. that girl actually exists. they're calling her reba in this magazine article, but that's not really her real name. but that woman does exist. there is just so many unanswered questions right now, including the father of this football player who, at one point, has claimed he also has met her in hawaii. then there is a cardinal football player who also claims that he has met her and knows about her. >> brian: here it is. so just when he said okay, she
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doesn't exist, it was a hoax, he lied in 2009 about meeting her face-to-face. he lied about staying on the phone with her all night while she slept because she had leukemia and in the hospital. that we know is true, we know is true it wasn't true. but just when you think you know the story, arizona cardinals fullback says he was friends with her before mantei was in the picture. they were so close, they were like family. i give up! who is dating who? >> steve: we need soap opera music. >> gretchen: we do, and a psychiatrist. it's good thing we have dr. ablow on staff. what does this say about the culture in which we live today? with reality tv and social media, are people going to just now grow up and make up everything about their lives to get publicity? here is dr. keith ablow. >> my guess is that there is no way that this would be the rarest of individuals we've ever
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met on the planet and so the better explanation, the better plans from a forensic psychiatric point of view, i'm not saying this is the accurate explanation, but the better one right now would be he's in on it because to presume that you never going to meet your girlfriend for years, that you fall in love, that you say her family is sustaining me through this, that you never say by the way, before we start putting this on espn and all, i unfortunate met her. >> steve: they never met. what i think is very damning is the fact that apparently when the love of his life died, he didn't go to her funeral. >> brian: because she didn't want him to. >> gretchen: she wanted him to go play and he had a fantastic game and that made the story more inspirational. another unknown question, he's a good looking guy. he's a hot guy on campus at notre dame playing football. did he ever date anyone at notre dame at the same time? that will be interesting to see if that comes out. a guy like that never dating anyone at notre dame because he has that thank made up
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girlfriend? >> steve: so he's in a situation. he's apparently going to release a statement perhaps later on today. it will be interesting to see what he says. >> brian: a lot of people on facebook or instagram. >> steve: a lot of people talk exclusively on facebook or instagram. e-mail us, do you think he was in on it or a terrible victim or horrible prank? >> brian: obamacare being dragged into the gun control debate. is the president turning our doctors into cops? peter johnson, jr. is here to explain. >> gretchen: then this dog has only three legs, but don't let that fool you. he was just taught stealing sausages from the grocery store. it's video you got to see to believe. [ male announcer ] what!!??
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>> we will make sure mental health officials know their option for reporting threats of violence, even as we acknowledge that someone with a mental illness is far more likely to be a victim of violent crime than the perpetrator. >> gretchen: that was president obama yesterday laying out his plan to curb gun violence and as part of his new plan, he's asking doctors to sound the alarm on patients that they consider a threat to themselves or others. by doing so, is the president crossing the line and should he really be asking doctors to help with gun control? let's ask peter johnson, jr. >> good morning. >> gretchen: isn't this what people wanted was a comprehensive approach, not just talking about guns, but including mental health in the equation? >> sure. mental health is absolutely essential. psychos should not have guns. private sales should be regulated by background checks, i believe. that's where a lot of the crimes are in america. but when you say to a doctor, we're going to clarify your role under one of the executive
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orders, clarify whether doctors can ask patients about their guns in homes. we know under the obamacare act in 2010, explicitly the statute says that there cannot be questions about guns in homes, lawful possession of firearms in wellness programs, in programs dictating how people are feeling and questionnaires and the like. so the subtle or not so subtle indication in this executive order is yeah, doctors, you should really be look at the issue of lawful guns in people's homes because it is a health hazard. >> gretchen: so you wouldn't be against a psychiatrist, for example, speak to go somebody who they deemed to be mentally ill and think that they might have access to a gun and then reporting that? >> they have an absolute obligation to report that and state by state, there should be a greater obligation to say you must report it. if you report it, we will
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indemnify you and protect you from my false claims, that you'll be protected, you'll be acting on behalf of the public. some doctors are afraid. there is a lawsuit in colorado as a result of that right now based on aurora. >> gretchen: i got to get to this other sound bite. the president yesterday also talked about how some pundits will react to his 23 executive orders. watch this. >> there will be pundits and politicians and special interest lobbyists, publicly warning of a tyrannycal assault on liberty because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings. >> gretchen: so the president saying that people will come after him for these 23 things. >> that's the politics of fear, that's the politics of scaring people. that's the politics of scapegoating. that's the politics of demonizing those who disagree with you. i think the president would understand that a lot of people who might have the opportunity to agree with him on some of
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these points and don't want to be scorned in a way that the president of the united states is heaping abuse or heaping humiliation on people that want to make their first amendment points, obviously the nra makes a mistake when it makes stupid ads. obviously the president makes a mistake when he tries to lump people together in a way that's not helpful. this is not about scaring the american people. this is a time for debate. what we have now is a political document based upon two weeks of press conferences and press opportunities with joe biden. we need an objective, dispassionate look that protects our children and protects all americans. but to criticize the president and make that equivalent to not helping our children, that's wrong. that's hurtful. that's not the american way. >> gretchen: all right. have a fantastic day. >> good to see you. >> gretchen: the new york city police commissioner is going to be here. he has a brand new plan to track down prescription pill thieves.
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>> brian: nearly six months after the movie massacre, it's opening day in aurora. the century theater will open again. it left 12 people dead. 58 injured. papa smurf feeling very blue. >> they'll travel to the great swamp tomorrow and capture the sacred fox fire plane. >> brian: no, not that papa smurf. a reputed godfather known as papa smurf, one of 32 people busted under mafia control in
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the garbage industry. there was a reason your garbage was always late. >> we can't keep bank rolling your groovy lifestyle. >> my groovy lifestyle? >> the bills add up. recovering your rent, insurance, your cell phone. >> you said it was cheaper for you if i was on the family plan. >> may i get you more of anything? >> no, she's fine. >> delicious. >> yeah. >> steve: "girls" is one of the most popular tv shows on cable, many say because it's so real. but that generation also facing the tightest unemployment since world war ii. with new jobless numbers out, about an hour and five minutes from now, that could get worse. this next story may be the secret to fixing all that. one young man was very candid with his cover letter to a wall street investment firm. the college finance student wrote, among other things, quote, i won't waste your time inflating my cree consciences,
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throwing around exaggerated job titles or feeding you a line of bleep. the truth is, i have no unbelievably special skills or genius he can sentickities, with you i do have a near perfect gpa and will work hard for you. not only did that letter go viral, we can report this morning that he landed the intern internship he applied for. the ceo and founder of the u business and joins us now. what do you make of this kid who said in the letter, i'm from just an average university. your firm won't even look at guys like me, but he did it and he did it! >> he did it and he did it. exactly, steve. hats off to him. he knew his audience. wall street is known for appreciating bravado to a certain extent. the irony is that his bravado is in his humility. the quote that you read shows that he wasn't trying to inflate his expectations, which is very
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much in stark contrast to the geny millenials that we see. >> steve: you as a ceo probable lea get tons of cover letters and resumes. after a while, your eyes glaze over because they all look the same and all say the same stuff. this guy was thinking outside the box. he went big! he said look, i'm not going to feed you a line of bs, take it or leave it. >> absolutely. it happened to work because he knew his audience. that particular strategy doesn't work for everyone and it doesn't work with every audience. it worked for him. >> steve: you got tips on what a cover letter should do to grab the attention of the person reading it so you could advance to the next place. >> yes. so presenting your qualification s without hypers with bole. honesty humility and the human element. so this kid used all three of those things. he wasn't trying to be something that he's not and there is
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really a problem with gen y folks who feel a sense of entitlement. >> steve: they do. and standout. get the reader's attention. if you're brutally honest as this kid was, there is a reason that this particular cover letter got passed all around wall street and people are going, this is awesome! >> right. and the key to standing out is in its substance rather than its form. so i've seen resumes and cover letters on black paper with white ink, or in boxes. >> steve: i'm sure you've seen them every way. i'm sure bold moves can backfire, can't they? >> absolutely. so stalking your potential employer is not a good idea. waiting in the lobby for them to get done with their day. >> steve: i got your special bagel, sir. >> yes. and oversharing. so he happened to use an informal style that worked for him. but sometimes that casual
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approach and oversharing can backfire. >> steve: i've got a feeling a whole bunch of kids are going to replicate what he did. we thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> steve: what do you think about that? let us know. sorry, moms, this hospital won't be delivering babies anymore thanks to obamacare. is that a sign of things to come? we're going to discuss it. then, it's a creative way, new way to track pill thieves. put gps in the prescription bottles. but is that an invasion of price zoo the new york city police commissioner is here to explain. as you can see, he's coming in with brian. actually he's outrunning brian. keep coming. meanwhile, here is conan. >> the director of "zero dark thirty" has come out against torture. yeah. and in a related story, the director of "lincoln" is against going to the theater in
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about a plan that meets your needs. so, what are you waiting for? go call now! we'll finish up here. >> brian: your shot of the morning. it looks like this. three legged dog thief caught in the act. we're talking about a dog busted stealing sausages right off supermarket shelves in new zealand. this would never happen in new york under commissioner kelly. his name is oscar.
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the store's owner claims he's a repeat offender. listen. >> you couldn't be angry with him. [ laughter ] >> brian: the commission wore have had the best man on that job. the dog's familiar was out of town when it happened. for now he'll stay locked up in the pound until they get home. >> steve: now here is the thing, it must be an inside job. somebody has got to be letting that dog in the store, unless the door is open, right? there is an accomplice of some sort. >> brian: what happened to the days when you are responsible enough to stop the dog, be the good samaritan? honey, there is a three legged dog stealing something. >> steve: when was the last time you tried to take a food item out of the dog's mouth? that's not going to end well. >> brian: i just give up on it. i say okay. >> gretchen: i say kennel. ed food comes immediately out of the mouth. you keep sending pictures of your furry fans, so we're going to keep showing them.
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>> steve: animation? >> gretchen: from pen opinion, meet -- pennsylvania, meet winston, the basset hound, loves watching "fox & friends" on his owner'sat's one we haven't seen before. got to love the bandanna as well. >> brian: i felt myself being licked yesterday. >> steve: it's unrelated. up next, snowflake is such a huge fan, her owner claims she knows the "fox & friends" theme song and barks at the screen. >> brian: is that barbara walters' dog? >> steve: obviously if we have animation for a segment, we want more pictures of your critters watching "fox & friends." e-mail them to us. meantime, we've got headlines, avalanche survivor out of the hospital and speak about her near death experience. elizabeth ma employee her boyfriend triggered an avalanche in utah more than two football fields wide. malloy, lucky to be alive, was trapped under all of that snow.
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>> like a water slide, i was sliding face first on my stomach downhill. >> steve: her boyfriend was able to find her and dig her out. another skier then helped him carry her down the mountain. malloy was treated for frostbite and is expected to be okay. they are so lucky. >> gretchen: sorry, moms to be. hospital in pennsylvania will no longer be delivering babies, citing obamacare as part of the reason. the medical center says deliveries will be too costly because of lower reimbursement under obamacare. hospital delivered about 200 babies a year. the changes go into effect in march. i hope there is someplace nearby where moms can go. >> brian: it was a brilliant plan until he was busted. a engineer nabbed forout sourcing his own work it a subcontractor in china. instead of working, he spent the day on facebook, bidding on ebay, and watching catfish.
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>> steve: it happens. >> brian: the i.t. department knew something was up when it kept noticing someone was logging into the system from china. >> steve: that would be the dead give away. >> gretchen: the president's gun proposal focuses on legal gun purchases. but what about criminals who get their weapons illegally? like this guy. >> you better believe i'm going to pick the guy who doesn't have a gun in his household than as opposed to the guy who is armed 'cause i mean, to me, petty cash is not worth the risk of dying. >> gretchen: you heard it there. criminals are more likely to target people who are unarmed. so does the president's plan then miss the mark? joining us, new york city police commissioner, ray kelly. so great to have you on the curvy couch. >> good morning. >> gretchen: good to see you. what is your general feeling about the president's plan as somebody who sits in a very high position of authority like you do here in new york city?
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>> i'm supportive of the president's plan. there is no silver bullet in this area. but i think it does things that have been talked about for quite a while. certainly mayor bloomberg has been ahead of the curve on this issue. he talked about assault weapons ban. you talk about eliminating high capacity magazines. talked about universal background checks. he called these things common sense, i certainly support them. >> steve: whether or not the u.s. senate does anything because a lot of people are up for reelection on the democrat side who are a little wary because they're from western states. here in new york state, the legislature passed what governor cuomo is referring to as the toughest gun ban and gun laws in the united states of america. are they? >> i think they are. i commend the governor for it. but our problem is that guns are coming from out of state. about 90% of the guns we confiscate here come from other states. so we need -- >> steve: this isn't really going to stop people from buying a gun somewhere else and driving
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across the border after shaving off or sawing down the serial number. >> sure. the president is also talking about a trafficking statute. but i don't think we're going to see any immediate changes on the streets of major cities in america. our problem is concealable hand guns and that's not going to go away any time soon. >> brian: by concealable hand guns held by criminals? >> criminals, sure. >> brian: that's a big problem. how do you feel about limiting the number of bullets in magazines? do you think at that will have any effective mark? >> i think it certainly has the potential of reducing violence in these horrific mass shooting situations. in newtown, if the individual had lower capacity magazine, you could argue that maybe one or two lives were saved and anything in that direction is positive. >> gretchen: what about armed guards in schools? >> well, i certainly don't think wed into it universally.
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in new york city, we have some police officers in certain schools. now, quite frankly, it's focused on maintaining order inside the schools. so we have it. but i don't think it's needed as certainly not city wide. we have almost 5500 school safety agents in our schools. crime has gone down significantly if schools. i don't see it as a universal need. >> brian: talk being really encouraging when you talk about tackling prescription drugs. what are you doing with gps now? >> we're on doing a series of things. the abuse of prescription drugs increased tremendously. emergency room visits doubled in the last three years. so we're working with the pharmaceutical industry. i want to commend purdue pharma, who produce oxycontin. they proposed putting gps in bottles because we see an increase in robberies and
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burglaries with individuals trying to get these drugs. >> gretchen: in fact, you see like cash registers are open with money sitting right there, it's not what the criminals want, the drug addicts want. they want the pill. >> yeah, which is amazing because it talks about the power of addiction. people will come and go only for the pills and leave the money. this is a big problem. more people are -- there is more overdose from these prescription drugs than are from heroin and cocaine combined. >> steve: when you look at the people addicted, they'll stop at nothing. was it a year ago on long island. >> brian: new year's eve. >> steve: where that guy went in and blew away those people. >> that's right. >> steve: you got to do something. the theory is the same thing as like at a bank, where a teller will put into the cash the exploding dye pack. once he gets a couple blocks away, boom, it goes off and you go look for the guy covered with stuff. this is essentially the same
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idea. >> right. >> steve: it doesn't explode p. >> we think it can be a deterrent and not everybody will be aware of this. but it's certainly a move in the right direction. we're doing a series of other things. doing an awareness program with young people and next fall we'll be doing a freshman orientation at colleges. >> steve: you have a number how many people are hooked on things like that? >> there is a number out there. >> gretchen: too many. >> like 10 million is a number that out there of people who are addicted. >> brian: a lot of people say this about you, and i'm not one of them, but i'll be devil's advocate. they'll say, aren't you too much in our face? you're tracking our drugs now. i needed this. i got this from my doctor now. i have to worry if a gps is tracking me to my house. >> this is not the drug itself. these are bottles. these are people who take the bottles off the shelves. >> steve: this is after a robbery. >> this is as a result of a burglar. this is not an ordinary customer who gets a bottle. >> brian: how do you know -- >> steve: not everybody gets it.
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>> nobody gets it unless it's taken off forcibly or the middle of the night. >> brian: that could activate if stolen? >> that's correct. >> gretchen: one of the other things you've done so success fully is keep us all safe. >> thank you. >> brian: and he's still watching in mali. >> gretchen: thank you for that. >> thank you. >> gretchen: coming up, are you tossing and turning all night to find the perfect sleeping position? we'll tell you how you should sleep to solve all your pain. >> steve: and the beaches are nice, but california residents want out of the golden state. >> people are going through, you know. there is no opportunity. there is nothing. it's like a ghost town here. >> steve: so where the heck is everybody going? john stossel's got the answer. he's holding it in his left hand and he's next on "fox & friends" i gave birth to my daughter on may 18th,
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at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your story for a chance to win a progress-oh! makeover in hollywood. go to facebook.com/progresso to enter. >> gretchen: have you heard about the great migration of 2011? 60,000 california residents picking up and leaving. >> the community is slowly breaking down to nothing. >> lots that are empty. parking lots that are empty. >> people are going through, you know. there is no opportunity. there is nothing. it's like ghost town here. >> gretchen: guess where they're all going? yep. the big state of texas. but why? >> steve: let's talk to the host of stossel and the author of "no they can't," john stossel. >> good morning. >> steve: why are so many californians moving deep into the heart of texas? >> because life is better there. as a libertarian, i like to
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think they're going because you have to wear a motorcycle helmet. but i think the real reason is the climate, you can get a job. the poverty rate rate is lower, 16% in texas. 23% in california. unemployment is lower. 3% difference. income tax, there is none in texas. 9% in california. no corporate tax. so there is job creation. so california lost over the past ten-year a couple million people. half a million people moved in to texas. >> gretchen: one of the big arguments has been that california will continue to not be able to pay its bills because people like that who are employable are leaving so they're losing their tax base. >> they pay their politicians so much, some towns have gone bankrupt. san bernardino. we sent kennedy, a special correspondent from my show to the mayor's office looking for
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answers. >> i walked down an empty hallway looking for the mayor, looking for anyone. i felt like i was in a horror movie. it was creepy. i found an empty conference room and decided i would take over as mayor. show of hands? all right. not all at once. busy day. we have a lot of problems. lot of people out of work. lot of businesses with shuttered doors. i don't hear any answers from any of you! >> steve: the lights are on, but nobody is home. >> they were in there. she couldn't find them. san bernardino is the fourth city to go bankrupt. there will be more. >> steve: so you'll be talk being it's better in texas on tonight's stossel, right? >> not in every category. it's nice we have 50 states. you can move. >> gretchen: all right. check it out tonight. 9:00 p.m. eastern time on fox business. good to see you. >> steve: watch that just before you get o bed. if you didn't get a good night's sleep last night, our next guest knows why. she'll show you how to fix it.
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>> gretchen: brian? >> steve: that looks weird without his teddy bear. >> gretchen: that looks so inviting, i'm coming over. >> brian: she's getting back in bed with me. come on. what is this? what the heck is this? >> gretchen: don't steal the covers, all right. >> steve: they're a cute couple. back in 1958, "at the hop" by danny and the juniors, number one song in america. >> gretchen: this is so comfortable. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. because vitamin d3 helps bones absorb calcium, caltrate's double the d.
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>> brian: goop in a little bit, i got something to ask you. did you spend all night tossing and turning just trying to find that perfect sleeping position?
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that stops now. peggy bill is a physical therapist and author of this book "instant relief" and joins us now. i'm starting on my side because most americans sleep on their side. is that right? >> yes. >> brian: why do we do that? >> because it's comfortable. when you have your knees bent, you have your head supported. we advocate when you get in bed, that you put this -- lie down on your side. see how you have it underneath your shoulder? a lot of people do and that creates a problem for the shoulder and neck. >> brian: really? >> you want to get that pillow in, above your shoulders, under your neck so supporting that, neutral position of your spine so that you don't wake up with your arm feeling weak or numb or having a headache. >> brian: i was fascinated to find out, we've got to thank
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temperdic. most people sleep on their side. second is back. third is stomach. what's better overall? >> you want to move. as we got older, we don't move as much. but most people move from a dozen to three dozen times. >> brian: nightmares? is that why people move? >> no, because it's a natural reaction for your body so the blood do not pool. people who are in comas or passed out, they don't move. that creates a problem. >> brian: between three and 36 times a night. now, there is a tennis ball shirt for people that wear. why would they do that? >> this is an interesting piece of equipment here. the idea that somebody came up with, and it wasn't me -- but you sleep with this on and when you roll on your back, the ball will tell you to get out of that position. i guess somebody who is desperate for their spouse maybe to stop snoring at night. you're more likely to snore on their back. you're saying people right now,
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what you would recommend for people ho sleep is stay on your side, move regularly, and therefore, if you sleep correctly, you could avoid back and neck problems. >> if you lie down again. i'll show you one more thing. you want to have, again, that pillow above your shoulder. if you lie on your side, if you put this between your knees, that's great way to keep that back from getting twisted. a lot of people wake up and their back is stiff. >> brian: you talk about in the book, exercising in bed. >> right. >> brian: can you imagine exercising before you get out of bed, you've already worked out. >> a dog wakes up and stretches. >> brian: you what kind of exercise is this? switching the clicker, does that build up your forearm strength? >> i don't believe in a television in the bedroom, first of all. i think you should go to bed and condition your body that you're going to sleep and other activities. >> brian: right. so you can exercise in bed alone or with someone else.
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>> brian: exactly. >> and go out and get this book. that should be fantastic. men sometimes use two pillows. thank you very much. i appreciate it. coming up next, marco rubio. it will be great.ce i'm going to get some rest in staples rewards for every ink cartridge you recyc when you spend $50 on hp in staples. th was easy. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing e all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. try our entrees, snacks and new salads. salmon with basil, garlic chicken spring rolls, and now salads, like asian-style chicken. enjoy over 130 tasty varieties, anytime. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. enjoy over 130 tasty varieties, anytime. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to
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>> gretchen: good morning, everybody. today is thursday, january 17, 2013. happy birthday to my sister. i'm gretchen carlson. thanks so much for sharing your time with us today. we begin with a fox news alert. some of those american hostages being held bay one-eyed terrorist have just escaped. great news. we're live with breaking details. >> steve: does the president of the united states believe in the second amendment? senator marco rubio says nope. and he says he should have the guts to admit it. senator rubio is here shortly to explain. >> brian: and the story captured the nation. at least the one he told. college football star overcoming the death of his girlfriend and it turns out that girlfriend didn't die. in fact, she never lived.
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she doesn't exist. confused? you won't be if you watch "fox & friends" now. >> steve: good job over in the bed, brian. was that comfortable or are you thinking about trading in your water bed? >> gretchen: water bed? >> brian: it's true. from courtship of eddie's father, i remember the neighbor had a water bed. that's the only thing i remember. >> gretchen: i once made the mistake of having too many beers and get not guilty a water bed. not a good combo. that bed was much better than that night. >> brian: the temperpedic does a much better job. it was the first time i've been in a bed with gretchen, so i can ask gretchen, how was that bed? >> gretchen: with you, it was fantastic. >> brian: what a nice thing to say. >> steve: very nice. >> brian: listen, we've lot to discuss today, including senator marco cube i don't coming up shortly. we begin with a fox news alert out of algeria. new reports and they're great,
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that at least 20 of the hostages being held by a terror group have escaped, including some americans. greg palkot is live if london with the details. >> yeah. breaking in the last few minutes, too. we have a new number. the latest number we're hearing from algerian security sources is that 25 foreign hostages have been released and that situation in the algerian dessert, they escaped from those al-qaeda-linked militants holding them captive for a day. jennifer griffin in washington, quoting her government sources saying that some americans have already escaped. at least one has called home outside of that situation. the government now, state department we presume, trying to account for all americans, whether they're inside or outside. guys, it's a bit of a numbers game. when the militants first attacked this natural gas complex in algeria, they claimed 41 foreign hostages. they claimed seven americans.
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fox could only confirm that three were held. other nationalities included british, irish, french, norwegian, japanese. again in the past two hours, we've been hearing that algerian security forces outside of that complex have been attacking that complex. helicopters have been bombing it. two japanese hostages who were trying to flee were injured in that attack. it's not clear what the status of those al-qaeda-linked militants is right now either. all of this, however, is a response, according to the militants, to the french-led attack in neighboring mali, another western african country, where al-qaeda-linked militant the have been taking over part of that country. the united states has been weighing how much they will assist the french in this effort. again, fast breaking story. just the last few minutes, the last two hours, all has changed. the latest reports, 25 foreign hostage, according to algerian
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government sources, have been freed from the situation. our own sources say that some of the americans have been freed as well. it is not clear whether all have been freed. it's not clear whether all have been freed. it's fluid situation. hopefully in the next couple hours, maybe the next few minutes, we'll get more clarity. >> brian: if that happens, we'll go right back to you. thanks so much. >> gretchen: your other headlines, another fox news alert. lance armstrong can say bye-bye to his bronze olympic medal. moments ago the associated press reporting the international olympic committee stripped him of his medal from 2000. they sent him a letter asking him to return it. he was already stripped of his seven tour defrance titles. he confessed to oprah apparently monday that he doped despite years of denial. a u.s. navy mine sweeper has run aground on a reef in the philippines. at this hour, it's still stuck. 81 crew members are on the uss guardian, on their way to their
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next port of call. no one is hurt. the ship does not appear to be leaking fuel. he's set to become the president's new chief of staff. dennis mcdonough will get the post. the decision comes as president obama faces criticism for a lack of diversity among his new cabinet picks who are all white men. he replaces jack lew who has been nominated for secretary of the treasury. he'll replace tim geithner. many said it was the most touching and heart breaking story of the college football season. notre dame linebacker manti te'o, persevering in the face of tragedy, learning his girlfriend died within six hours of his grandmother. all in the same day. now it turns out the girl, she never existed. this picture is another woman. sports web site broke the story and reports it appears someone connected to him created the on-line persona. the report says he might have been in on it to generate
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publicity. he says he's a victim of a cruel and humiliating prank. get this, cardinal fullback reagan -- >> brian: highwaya. says he knew the girl before teo did. we'll have more on this bizarre story at the bottom of the hour. >> brian: if they're talk being the same girl. >> steve: michelle malkin is not our imaginary friend. she exists and is live in colorado springs. good morning to you. >> good morning. that's right, i'm not your composite pundit. >> steve: no. although we know the president had a composite girlfriend and that's a whole nother story. speaking of the president, he has met the press a couple of times. he just had his last press conference of the first term. and i know you feel as if the press corp. has run out of gas. they're just going through the motions asking softballs, really long questions which are easy for him to dodge. what's up with that? >> they're just phoning it in now and there are a the lot of
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thaws feel that way, and particularly a lot of journalists who have real questions that we'd love to ask him. and deborah saunders did a fabulous column on this phenomenon of them just going through the motions at these press conferences. certainly that is not true of the fox news journalists who continue to do the work that so many other -- >> steve: they're frozen out. >> yes. and we're punished for doing our jobs, right? this is not a surprise if you look at how so many of these lap dogs and drool bucket award winners over the years, particularly in the early years off and off and fawned didn't act as reporters and i remember very early on, the kind of questions they asked were, along the lines of if you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be? and real questions like, "new
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york times" reporter who earned the scorn of many in our business when he asked: what enchanted president obama in his first days and weeks and months in office? >> gretchen: i have to say, in the last debt ceiling press conference, at least when a question came up about that, the president was i think taken aback. there were a couple tough questions with regard to that particular topic the other day. you think that's more of an anomaly. >> of course. it still is. and the fact that it is so noteworthy and news worthy, i think, reflects poorly on the press. it is true that there are a few very good reporters out there in the white house press corp., nonfox ones, that have been pursuing stories, and we know what happens. they get punished and get yelled at behind the scenes. the sense of jadedness that the president has with them, the thin skinnedness with which he
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treats them, i think this speaks of a very dysfunctional relationship. >> brian: michelle, it was major garrett. he did something that ed henry also does, follow up question. the question hates the follow-up question because if he gets a tough question, he gives long answers. you almost forget the question. what do you is you jump right back in before he's done and it sounds rude. but it's the only way to get answers. >> it is. it is so true, the famous filibustering of this president and the unwillingness, unfortunately, of the majority of reporters to yes, act rude and get back in his face and make him answer the questions that the americans want him to answer! >> steve: instead what, the white house does a lot of is what they did yesterday. they had a signing where the president signed a number of executive orders and it's interesting, he had four children near him right behind him. you can see right there. those are four kids who wrote him letters saying, you got to
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do something about guns. there have been some on the right, michelle, who have criticized him as using those children as props or was it proper that they used the kids? >> this is a time tested tactic of the left and i followed it from the clinton years onward of using kiddy human shields to deflect tough questions about the costs and consequences of these often wreckless and rash public policy decisions that are borne of emotionalism and unfortunately, exploitation and no real commitment to solving the problems. whether it was obamacare or any health care policy, for that matter, education, immigration and now gun control, what these democrats do is use children, very cynically to try and deflect accountability for their
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actions. in this case, very imperial actions on the part of the president. i consider it a form of child abuse and political malpractice, very toxic. >> brian: tell me if you agree this, if it had passed, if this gun legislation was passed and kids were going to be affected, maybe schools would have armed guards, i don't have a problem with that. but this is something where he's looking to push, i think that's a problem. i also wasn't thrilled with the nra bringing up the president's kids. i think they should leave the president's kids alone. >> let me address both of points. i think you have a point on the first count. however, what he does is engage in a basic logical fallacy and there are so many of them. we're littered with them in washington. argument add nasa yum where if you repeat something often enough, it's true. if you attack the person, you
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sabotage the truth. now we have what i coined argumentative add feelyum, that if you appeal to the children and think the -- say the children think we should do this, therefore it is a correct and good thing to do. that's ridiculous. we need to grow up when it comes to both rhetoric and public policy debate. on the point about the nra, pointing to the fact that the obama children have armed guards and most children do not, i think it's an entirely different sphere of public policy. it is a legitimate point. and for the white house and in particularly for michelle and barak obama, who have no problem dragging their daughters in front of the camera when they're arguing their own public policy points, michelle obama did it when it came to health care. she talked about her daughter's bmi, blacking about it, for them to say, you're not allowed in any way, shape, or form or capacity to talk about our children and the impact of public policy, hypocrisy. >> gretchen: michelle always has an opinion about every issue of the day. have a fantastic week.
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>> take care. >> gretchen: coming up, honey, they shrunk the foot long. subway coming up short. then senator marco rubio says the president doesn't believe in the he second amendment and he should have the guts to admit it. he explains his thoughts. right back [ male announcer ] this year, make safety your top priority
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because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves. behind the scenes, they'll do everything they can to block any common sense reform and make sure nothing changes whatsoever. >> steve: here to react is republican senator from florida, marco rubio. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: is that what you're doing, trying to gin up fear? >> con the contrary. look, there is a second amendment. i didn't write the constitution, it's in there. if you are going to do anything that impacts it, it better make some sense. here is the problem that i have, by the president's own admission, the things that they're putting forward would have done nothing to prevent what happened, for example, in connecticut. i've got four children. i've got my own four children and i'm deeply worried about this like everyone. i was outraged by what happened in connecticut and i'm for anything that protects the second amendment right of law abiding people to bear arms but to prevent things from happening again. what they're missing is this is not about guns. this is about violence. what we really should be focused on is what is creating this
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violence in our culture? what is going on behind the scenes? >> steve: movies. >> probably not one thing. there is a loft different things. but we need an answer for that before we jump out and start passing laws. at the end of the day, laws are only followed by law abiding people. a criminal doesn't really care what the law is because they're criminals by definition, they violate and ignore the law. >> gretchen: isn't it really about mental illness, too? when i think about the last three mass shootings, jared loughner in tucson. i'm thinking about the movie guy out in colorado. and i'm thinking about this most recent one in connecticut. it all comes out that they purportedly had mental illness and they were meeting with psychiatrists who according to the way the laws are currently on the books, probably can't expose them as much as they'd like to, or have them committed. >> some of them are about that. others are about criminals that are willing to use guns. others are about desensitize ation to violence. all of these things going on in our culture. there is probably more. i'm not an expert why the
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violence is growing in our society. but that's the point. we need, as policy makers, we need to take a careful look at all of these factors and figure out what we can do in the law to change it and then also a lot of these things you can't do anything about it in law. it's a cultural issue we have to deal with as parents and teachers and citizens. >> brian: you were dispinted that the president is taking action or disappointed in the actions he's taking? >> they're misguided. the idea they're going to pass all these laws. here is my point, the impetus is the shooting in connecticut. that's what led to this. yet nothing he's proposing would have prehave noted connecticut. so what it appears to be is this is stuff they've always wanted to do and now this created the political climate to pursue it. it's not going to solve the problem. washington, d.c. had some of the strictest gun laws in the country. when they passed them, violence skyrocketed. >> brian: did he have a military assault rifle? adam lanza? >> the problem is this, first of all, it depends how you define assault weapons. some of the stuff they define as assault weapon is not necessarily a military style
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weapon. that's the problem with these sorts of things. the gun he used is one of the most common guns in america and it wasn't his. >> steve: right. >> it wasn't his. it was his mother. >> gretchen: do you really believe he wants to get rid of the second amendment? >> i have questions about whether he's committed to the second amendment as i understand it. i don't think he has the political courage to admit that. but i'm not worried he's going to try to repeal the second amendment in terms of law. i do think if they don't fully understand the second amendment and how it's supposed to apply, they are willing to test it and they are willing to see how much they can infringe upon it and my problem with that is that you're going to do that in exchange for policies that don't work. >> steve: right. the next stop for his legislation is the senate. so you might be voting on something very soon. >> brian: i don't think so. harry reid doesn't want to. >> steve: we'll see. the senator is sticking around. he has a plan to reform immigration and he's teaming up with congressman paul ryan. we'll talk to you about that if it's okay. >> yeah. >> brian: this story has senator rubio beefedled as are we. his story captured the nation.
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>> steve: quick headlines now. nearly six months after the movie massacre, it's opening day today in aurora, colorado. the century theater will reopen after months of remodeling and a lot of bad memories. it's official. next wednesday secretary of state hillary clinton testifies before the senate and house foreign affairs committee on what happened in benghazi on september 11. and wasting no time, confirmation hearings will begin for her possible replacement, senator john kerry, the very next day. he is a colleague of our current
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guest. >> gretchen: big item on the president's agenda, immigration reform and marco rubio has been working across the aisle on new legislation, including his own version of the dream act and he has an ally now who is in the same political party, congressman paul ryan. we're back with the senator. so the two of you have come together, we were talking about, you have a lot in common with paul ryan, not only politically, family wise, anal wise, et cetera. >> not the work out. >> gretchen: we found that out. you don't do the workout. but do you agree on immigration and if so, what are you proposing? >> first of all, i was grateful for him for posting what he did on facebook and twitter. he is influential and respected. there are details, but what i'm proposing is the following, it starts with the recognition that legal immigration is good for america. but we have a right to have laws and to enforce those laws like any country does. we have to do three main things. the first is we have to modernize our legal immigration system and in particular, increase the number of people that immigrate here.
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only 6 1/2% of the people that immigrate based on skill and talent. we have to increase that percentage of people that immigrate based on skill and talent. i'm not against reintegration, but we have to be more skills based. real enforcement mechanism. workplace verification system. and a way to track grew entry and exits. 40% are people who entered illegally as visitors. we don't track when people leavement of two deal with the undocumented people here. i wish we didn't have this problem. i really do. i hate the fact we have 12 million undocumented people in the united states. but we do. we have to deal with it because they're not going to leave. they're going to be here the rest of their lives. i think we should approach it if you commit add serious crime, you will be deported. if you have not, you will have to undergo a background check, pay fines, pay back taxes. do community service, no english. have been here for significant period of time, you do all of that and what you get is a work
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permit and a temporary legal status that allows to you stay in this country, but not resident. you don't qualify for public benefits or welfare. you're going to have to be in that status for a significant period of time and if you complete that period of time without violating any of those conditions, then you will earn the opportunity to apply to the existing legal immigration system just like anybody else from anywhere in the world would. you would stand in line behind the people that applied before you. when your turn comes occupy, you'll have to apply for the visa you apply for. if do you all that, you'll get a green card and five years later if you want to, you can become a citizen. >> brian: why is it important four come out with your message now before the president is about to unveil his? >> i'm not racing the president. i'm just ready to start talk being it. i told people when the new congress began i would have more to talk about this. that's what we're doing. that's why i ran for office. it's important to note, i've been in the senate for 24 months and two weeks. this is a complicated issue they didn't solve for 25 years issues hence the problem we have today. these are principles. these principles now need to be worked on with other people to turn in to specific public
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policy and there might be some different opinions out there that we need to take into account. by the way, one of the most important things we need to do about the whole process is we need to insure that it is an open process with as much input as possible and we need to make sure that before any of these legalization things kick in, like before you can get those green cards and that residency process that i described, the border stuff and security stuff happens because what's happened in the past is they too all the amnesty stuff or citizenship stuff, but not the security stuff. >> steve: there are a lot of people who you're right at the top of their list of guys who could run for president in four years. >> of what? of a condominium. >> steve: you got our vote. but you said during the break, it's not just about asking your family, are we all in on this, but it's also, you got to have something to offer. >> it's way too premature. what i'm focused on is too long a really good job in the senate. i believe if you do a good job at the job you have, you always have opportunities before you.
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some of which you could never anticipate. we'll make a decision about what my political future will be. >> steve: what would you offer up as a candidate? >> for? >> steve: president. >> if i an that question -- >> steve: con did he president? >> i think it's the -- the bottom line is, i'll have a record of serving in the senate and it's not just about immigration. it's about growing our economy. we can't tax our way out of this predicament we're in. the only answer is to grow our economy explosivesively grow our economy. we'll have a lot more to talk about that. >> gretchen: you do fit the niche of trying to get lat tino vote back to the republican party. >> the immigration issue is important to hispanics because it's a family and personal issue. but it's not enough. the truth is, we have a lot to say that should apply to all americans, including those of hispanic descent on economic growth, upward mobility, education opportunities. it's just hard to get people to list stuff if they think you want to deport their grandmother. so that is one of the things we're facing now. plus it's right for america. we have to get this thing solved
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once and for all. we're tired of dealing with this northbound president bush 43 knows what you're saying and he saw the problems with the changing message he left. >> steve: all right. >> thank you. >> steve: real pleasure. >> brian: we'll see where the legislation goes because we know the president wants to do the same thing. >> we'll see what happens. >> steve: good luck with the condo thing. >> gretchen: did you hear this story? they shrunk the foot long subway. coming up shortly. and coming up short. that story straight ahead. >> brian: brand-new jobless numbers due out any moment. we'll bring them to you with instant analysis from the former secretary of labor. elaine chow is here [ female announcer ] ready to mix things up with lean cuisine? try our entrees, snacks and new salads.
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>> gretchen: fox business alert. labor department releasing brand-new weekly jobless numbers. 335,000 first-time unemployment claims filed last week. that's less than the week before and much less than was expected. >> steve: looks like it is, according to the a.p., unemployment applications fall to a five-year low because of seasonal volatility. let's bring in somebody who knows these numbers, elaine chow. joins us live.
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good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: that's a good number. >> it is a good number. in this sense for this week. this is an average number that is released every thursday at 8:30. there is also the monthly unemployment numbers that come out the first friday of every month. so these weekly numbers are very volatile. what is more important is what the trend lines are. so far the trend lines have been up. they have been down. we hope that the trend line is down because we all want americans back at work. and when there are less people filing for unemployment insurance, that possibly could mean that there is better economic conditions. right now these numbers are still pretty volatile. last week, for example, 370,000. >> brian: if i was to tell new 2008 that four years later we're really not going to be any closer to around 8% unemployment, as high as 10%, what would you have told me? >> i would have laughed in your face.
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i would have thought it was impossible because from the years 2001 to 2008, the average unemployment rate was 5.2%. at that time, i thought that was high. i was very concerned as the labor secretary. who would have thought in 2009 and between that it would jump to over 2010 and still 7.8% right now? so we have over 12 million americans who are out of work. >> gretchen: look at the chart right now. as you can see, where it's pretty much stayed the same. it's been a little bit on the down swing. some people have argued that this is now the new norm. we talk about the high gas prices where they sit to 3 1/2 to $4 a gallon and who would have ever thought people would be okay with that? do you think that this is also sort of the same phenomenon, where this is the new norm, people feel okay with it? >> no, it is absolutely not the norm. it's unacceptable that over
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12 million americans are out of work and worse than that, 40% of them have been out of work for more than 27 weeks. which traditionally is the longest that these statics measure. and that has been horrible. >> brian: what about the role of extending unemployment insurance long-term, long-term? it keeps going up. people don't have the political courage to say we can't afford it. what role does that play? >> unemployment insurance was originally implement to do make sure that people who are out of work are able to maintain a certain minimum level of standard of living and also keep the economy going. the local economy because when people are out of jobs, they don't have income and not spending. that was the original intent. but it's been extended for quite a long time. i think it's one of the things that come up for reevaluation. we want to help people who are unemployed. >> steve: absolutely. the people who have fallen through the safety net, we do. 42%, you were just talk being this, people have been out of work for 26 weeks or better.
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i was talking to a friend of mine who run has grocery store and he says there are a number of people who work for him who are gaming the system. they say i can make just about as much on unemployment as working, so i'm going to run out my unemployment and as soon as i do, i'll come back and then i'll work so that i can get unemployment again. >> a lot of that game goes on. and that's terrible. there is something wrong. we need to cut out the waste and abuse in the program. and unemployment insurance program. there are $8 billion a year in waste and abuse. what's the most insidious thing that happens when people stay too long out of the work environment, they lose relevance. if you are out of work for a very long time, number one, it's harder for you to find a job. you lose relevance. you lose the connections. and you lose job skills. that is the worst thing. >> gretchen: or you just hope than employment insurance will go on forever and ever.
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>> that saps the soul. people want to work. and when they've been out of work for so long, the computer on their desk will have changed in six months time. our world is changing so rapidly, the best way to get a job is to have a job already, number one. but if you can, stay current with your skills so that you can get back to the work force when the opportunities arise, which again, goes to the basic point. the problem with this economy is that we are not growing jobs and we're not creating jobs. that's the biggest problem in this economy. >> steve: that's why we had good news yesterday where wal-mart announced they were going to hire 100,000 vets, private industry helping us out. ' line, always a pleasure, thank you for joining us today. >> thank you very much. >> gretchen: the other stories making headlines right now, avalanche survivor out of the hospital and speak about her near death experience. elizabeth malloy and her boyfriend triggered an avalanche in utah, two feet deep and more than two football fields wide.
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she was trapped under all of that snow. >> it was like i was having a little math and remember being woked up by sweet kisses. >> gretchen: those kisses from her boyfriend who was performing rescue breathing after digging her out. another skier helped carry her down the mountain. she was treated for frost bite and expected to be okay. >> steve: the f.d.a. giving the green light to a new flu vaccine of the the insect bug-based vaccine can be used immediately in people willing to test that called flu block. unlike current vaccines, it's different because it doesn't have to be grown in chicken eggs and that takes a long time. researchers say it's faster, easier to control, it's approved for adults aged 18 to 49, and can help protect against three strains of the flu that's out there. >> brian: here is the stunning story of the day. they shrunk the foot long sapped
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witches. subway caught serving subs clearly less than 12 inches long. they are paying for a foot long, but getting only 11 inches. the customers decided to measure his favorite sandwich and found it fell short an inch. he posted it on subway's facebook page. it ignited a firestorm of outrage. so far subway is mum on the situation. they're actually not giving you all the food you're ordering. >> steve: maybe it was a bad bun. >> brian: please, guys out there, measure today and get back to us. >> gretchen: excuse me? okay. her hips don't lie and neither does your baby bump. a very pregnant shakira showing some skin in this new picture with soccer star boyfriend. in lieu of traditional gifts, she wants the virtual baby shower asking fans to donate to unicef. she was appointed goodwill
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ambassador last year. do i dare say that her legs still look like they're in shape. how that could be when she's that pregnant? >> steve: she must be -- must love zumba. >> brian: she tends to be very fit. >> steve: meanwhile, his story captured the nation. a notre dame football linebacker, big star, overcoming the death of his girlfriend. but it turns out that girlfriend never existed. dr. keith ablow weighs in on this gigantic hoax coming up next. >> gretchen: then jack hannah is here with his favorite friends. is there a snake anywhere? last time that got us this trouble. >> brian: jack hannah hi, i'm phil mickelson. i've been fortunate to win on golf's biggest stages. but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic arthritis hit, even the smallest things became difficult. i finally understood what serious joint pain is like.
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reuters is reporting that 35 hostages and 15 of the kidnappers were killed as algerian military helicopters zeroed in on the gas facility that we've been telling you about. earlier today, there were reports that 20 host annuals broke free, including some americans. right now there is no word on whether any of the american hostages were killed. it's a fluid situation. we will keep you updated as soon as we know more. >> brian: everyone is talking about, notre dame star linebacker said the death of his girlfriend and the death of his grandmother inspired him to play better and win games. >> how would you describe your emotions on the field today? >> they're with me, you know. i couldn't do it without them or the support of my family and my girlfriend has family. >> brian: really? this morning we now know the girlfriend was a fake. her death, a hoax, of course.
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anita live in south bend, indiana, with what she knows is the latest on this story that no one could have predicted. what do you know? >> this story gets more and more bizarre the more you read and peel back some of the layers. it's almost as if you need playbook here to figure out and try to look at the time lines and what's matching up. so there are questions today as was he the victim of a hoax or was he in on this in an attempt to some way generate more pr or more sympathy from the nation because this did garner a lot of national attention. here off college star line back prosecutor notre dame, manti te'o, who is saying he was the victim of a sick on-line prank, falling in love with a girl who never existed. sort of catfished is what they're calling it. that he thought she died and now campus officials are saying that the girl does not exist, but reportedly there is an nfl
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player from arizona who is saying that he did meet this girl doingrity work in sam with a america in 2011 and he was introduced through her cousin. he says she's beautiful. she was very polynesian. it's adjust crazy story because this whole story of the girlfriend dying and the notre dame player's girlfriend dying, his grandmother dying really became this back story to the work that he was doing on the field. and a lot of people felt sympathy for him, but really sorry he was overcoming all of these challenges. now coming out and saying that this girl never existed. so it's just a very, very bizarre story. we're all trying to get to the bottom of it. reporting live from south bend, indiana, anita padillo. >> gretchen: the interesting thing is, if he's involved in this, why would he have started this relationship way back in 2009? like a three-year relationship that -- that's weird to me because let's say this was all a
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hoax and eventually they said okay. let's have her die at some point. why would you have somebody fake for three years? if that was the case and you were looking for instant fame, why wouldn't you invent her six months ago? >> brian: right. that's one of the fascinating elements. the other thing is to back up his claim that he really thought she existed, although he had to have made up meeting her in 2009, he walked around, when they played stanford, would walk around to the other guys and this defensive end who graduated from stanford and say anybody know my girlfriend? nobody knew her. that's why he thinks he was a victim of a hoax. however, how could you say you met her in hawaii, your parents met her, your dad saying this very well could have been my daughter-in-law, if you're not in on the hoax. according to this, it all goes back to a guy who is a famous family, they have a few players that got into the nfl. he is the one who evidently could be behind this and
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according to a friend of that guy, he's 80% sure that plant has been knew all about it and in on the hoax. >> steve: was he? we talk to dr. keith ablow earlier about it and keith said this. >> we're at a point in our culture where truth is up for grabs and people are not only doing this with elaborate hoaxes like this, but they're doing it with themselves. they're doctoring their facebook profiles. they're creating "avatars" with themselves. had is the outlying extreme of that phenomenon. tremendously dangerous. when you don't have grounding in reality, you're vulnerable to falling in love with an illusion. but in this case, the illusion lasts years. so this is either a football player who is quite disordered and needs help in any case, tremendous help, or he's in on it, in which case he's quite disordered and needs tremendous help. either way hend up in my office. >> steve: the football player is apparently going to speak. he could speak as other as
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ed. >> gretchen: pretty tough oregon sheriff says that he will not go against the constitution. he is clinging to his guns and now others are following him. we're going to tell you how many. and the taking of american hostages by an al-qaeda group, breaking news on this story as it continues to unfold. our take on the manti te'o story. bill and i will weigh in at the top of the hour. >> gretchen: we're back with jack hannah celebrating his 35th year at the columbus zoo and he brought the zoo to us. starting with a clouded leopard. >> brian: finally. welcome, jack. >> good to be back. >> brian: what's so special about this cat? >> there is less than 1,000 in the world. this is a cat, this is $60,000.
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it's not full grown. >> steve: that one cat? n for the pelt. >> brian: let me grab him. >> gretchen: no, no, no. >> this cat is the only cat in the world that spends 90% of his life in trees. >> brian: ouch! he bit me in the thigh. >> no, no. lay him back on the couch. this cat is in the survival plan. this cat right here, there might be 1,000 left in the wild. but we really don't know. >> gretchen: can we go for the kangaroo. >> steve: we've been needing a new couch anyway. >> gretchen: he lefties souvenir. >> this is one here. you hold this. you can hold this one. it's a joey.
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>> steve: these are famous leg wise, they could throttle you with their feet. >> you're exactly right. the back tail has a claw here. remember, kangaroo is a marsupial. when they're born, they're the size of your fingernail. they get in the pouch. they attach to the breast where they hang on and then can breathe the same day. three different stages of life. >> brian: are they born like foreman, like ready to box right out of the womb? >> no. but this is the second largest. >> gretchen: they don't like you! both of them don't like you! >> gretchen: when we come back, let's find out if the dingo likes brian. right back. >> steve: oh, great! but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe
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[ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. . . . . . . at 1:45, the aflac duck was brought in with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly sever months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car paymets? aflac. what about ga and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubte'll be using his phone for quite a while
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cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the lac duck a get-well card at getwellduck.com. to volunteer to help those in need. when a twinge of back pain surprises him. morning starts in high spirits, but there's a growing pain in his lower back. as lin grow longer, his pain continues to linger. but after a long day of helping others, he gets some helpful advice. just two aleve have the strength to keep back pain away all day. today, jason chose aleve.

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